Poppy Seed Challah
History: Challah can be traced back to the biblical time of Moses when Jews broke a small portion of dough, “wallah,” from their traditional Sabbath bread to give as a weekly offering to their priests. Jews still separate a small portion of dough, which they bless and burn. This small piece of dough is now called “challah,” which means offering, and the bread made from the remaining dough is also now known as challah. With the blessing and eating of the challah, the Sabbath feast begins.
Uses: Great for any kind of sandwich; excellent French Toast; pull it off the loaf and eat it plain; a welcome addition to any potluck, especially accompanied by a Los Bagels spread.
Description: Rich and moist with a slight yellow color due to the egg yolks added to the dough. A beautiful braided loaf.
Ingredients: Flour, water, eggs, oil, sugar, salt, yeast, and poppy seeds.